Man found dead at NAPI remains unidentified

No arrest made in suspected hit-and-run incident

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — The FBI is seeking assistance in identifying the Native American man found dead Wednesday evening at Navajo Agricultural Products Industry's headquarters outside of Farmington.

FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said Monday that the man was 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 156 pounds. His body was found wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue cargo-style pants, a black belt, black socks and gray loafers. Fisher said a book of Shurfine matches and loose-leaf tobacco were found in his pockets.

The body has a 3-by-0.5-inch scar on his upper left arm and a 1-inch scar through his left eyebrow, according to Fisher.

According to a NAPI press release, the man's body was found at approximately 8:35 p.m. Wednesday on the side of Navajo Route 4067 on the NAPI property south of Farmington. The death is being investigated as a possible hit-and-run.

A possible suspect was detained by tribal police, but Fisher said Monday the FBI had not made an arrest in the incident.

Anyone with information on the victim's identity can contact the FBI at 505-889-1300.

A man was found dead Wednesday at Navajo Agricultural Products Industry's headquarters south of Farmington.